Banaras Calling

Poetry, essays, write-ups, photography, painting, short-films, documentaries

For the call that spiritual flow and cultural tradition of Banaras is - the mystical enigma, a city of paradoxes and a city of salvation – the questions that it answers – the questions that it asks – Banaras fascinates by its carefree lifestyle yet being the seat of eternal spiritual heritage – Banaras confuses by its lyrical spirituality yet practical reality of being a city of ancient wisdom in transition to assimilate the changes the time calls for – a transition that looks lost somewhere.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (4)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (9)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 


THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Monday, April 14, 2014

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (3)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (8)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 


THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Friday, April 11, 2014

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (2)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (7)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 


THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (1)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (6)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 


THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FROM THE GHAT-STEPS TO THE GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (2)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (5)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments. Come, and be enchanted. 



FROM THE GHAT-STEPS TO THE GHAT 

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FROM THE GHAT-STEPS TO THE GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (1)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (4)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 



FROM THE GHAT-STEPS TO THE GHAT 

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GHAT: A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (3)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 




























THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GHAT

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER



Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.


Come, and be enchanted. 

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at: 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/